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The Role of Business Networks in Market Development in Sub‐Saharan Africa

Marcel Fafchamps

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the role of business networks in market development and community formation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is shown that for firms above a minimum size, relational contracting is the ... More


Partners across Borders: Organizational Learning and the Flagship Firm  

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

The goal of this section is to formulate a conceptual paradigm for a new organisational option for the government of markets and classes. Along with this is the introduction and incorporation of the ... More


e-Business and the New Economy

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter defines e-Business as any business activity whose performance of the key operations of management, financing innovation, production, distribution, sales, employee relations, and customer ... More


Canada

Alan M. Rugman

in Governments, Globalization, and International Business

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296058
eISBN:
9780191596209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296053.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Three themes are pursued in this case study on the impact of globalization on Canada. The first is that from a Canadian perspective, globalization means regionalization; by virtue of the FTA ... More


The Canadian Telecommunications Network

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

The authors provide an introduction to the five partners paradigm of business networks as another option for the governance of organisational hierarchies and markets. Such a model is further analysed ... More


The Flagship Firm and the Five Partners Business Network

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

Local and global competitive advantages in the corporate world are made possible by the active involvement of business leaders in the improvement and management of international business networks. ... More


Internalization and Deinternalization: Will Business Networks Replace Multinationals?

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

In order to respond to the question that the title poses, this section enumerates the terms and conditions of business regulations and competitive techniques. These topics are taken into account by ... More


Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D'Cruz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

The international dimension of business networks has remained relatively unexplored, mainly because international business writers focus upon multinational enterprises and network writers ignore ... More


The Theory of the Flagship Firm

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

A flagship firm is a multinational establishment which has come up with a business network consisting of four major partners: leading providers, clients, competitors, and non-business ... More


Forces of Local Association

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reviews the main academic and practitioner discussions of what gives chambers their USP. It explores how unity of voice is developed through deliberation. It shows that earlier academic ... More


The French Telecommunications Network

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

After identifying the implications of D’Cruz’s and Rugman’s five partners model using the Canadian telecommunications industry, the same sector is examined in France. Similarly, the authors intend to ... More


The Organization of Japanese Business Networks

Michael L. Gerlach

in Alliance Capitalism: The Social Organization of Japanese Business

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208896
eISBN:
9780520919105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208896.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses enterprise groups of Japanese industrial organization. It outlines the general patterns of relationships common to business networks in market economies and investigates how ... More


Alliance Capitalism: The Social Organization of Japanese Business

Michael Gerlach

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208896
eISBN:
9780520919105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208896.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Business practices in Japan inspire fierce and even acrimonious debate, especially when they are compared to American ones. This book attempts to explain the remarkable economic success of Japan in ... More


Milieus for Discourse and Deliberation

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter breaks new ground in showing how early chambers were intimately involved in commercial coffee house, exchanges and other initiatives to providing meeting places and drop-in facilities ... More


The 'Public' Face of Female Enterprise

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter builds upon Chapter 2's depiction of the ubiquity of women in business, and examines their appearance in advertising at the centre of business networks, and their physical presence in ... More


Networks

in ‘Merely for Money’?: Business Culture in the British Atlantic, 1750–1815

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318177
eISBN:
9781846317729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317729.008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the problematic nature of business networks in the British Atlantic during the period from 1750 to 1815. It provides case studies on the different definitions and the function ... More


Managing Business Model Transformation

Henk Volberda, Frans van den Bosch, and Kevin Heij

in Reinventing Business Models: How Firms Cope with Disruption

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198792048
eISBN:
9780191834233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792048.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Chapter 7 describes the decisive role of management in business model innovation. It considers each of the approaches in the business model innovation matrix and examines the role played by top and ... More


The Red Mafia

Peng Wang

in The Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198758402
eISBN:
9780191818349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758402.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 5 discusses how corrupt public officials (Red Mafia) employ guanxi networks to obtain and distribute corrupt benefits. It examines the way in which public officials and businesspeople make ... More


Open Strategy: Transparency and Inclusion

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the development of open strategy practices from the late 1990s. Open strategy involves greater transparency about strategy to internal and external audiences, and greater ... More


Introduction

Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino

in Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717973
eISBN:
9780191787591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717973.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

While business groups are a dominant and critical business organization in contemporary emerging economies and have lately attracted much attention in academic circles and business presses, ... More


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